Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2004

Genre:  Year:  

01
Howards Alias
The Answer Is Never

Rating: 4.5
12 votes
02
My Morning Jacket
Acoustic Citsuoca

Rating: 4.32
14 votes
03
Trespassers William
Different Stars

Rating: 4.31
300 votes
04
The Velvet Teen
Elysium

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
05
Arcade Fire
Funeral

Rating: 4.3
6008 votes
06
Jon Brion
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Rating: 4.29
26 votes
07
Colossal
Welcome the Problems

Rating: 4.28
43 votes
08
mewithoutYou
Catch For Us The Foxes

Rating: 4.22
1958 votes
09
MUCC
Kuchiki no Tou

Rating: 4.21
24 votes
10
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy

Rating: 4.19
1170 votes
11
Oceansize
Music for Nurses

Rating: 4.17
125 votes
12
Reuben
Racecar Is Racecar Backwards

Rating: 4.15
112 votes
13
Sarah Blasko
The Overture & The Underscore

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
14
John Frusciante
Shadows Collide with People

Rating: 4.14
396 votes
15
Owen
I Do Perceive

Rating: 4.13
134 votes
16
Pinback
Summer in Abaddon

Rating: 4.11
178 votes
17
Redneck Manifesto
I Am Brazil

Rating: 4.11
19 votes
18
Sondre Lerche
Two Way Monologue

Rating: 4.11
19 votes
19
Northstar
Pollyanna

Rating: 4.09
87 votes
20
The Black Keys
Rubber Factory

Rating: 4.08
1010 votes
21
Gomez
Split The Difference

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
22
Old Canes
Early Morning Hymns

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
23
Thomas Dybdahl
One Day You'll Dance for Me, New York City

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
24
Mark Lanegan
Bubblegum

Rating: 4.07
104 votes
25
Say Anything
For Sale... [Tour EP]

Rating: 4.07
15 votes
26
Shugo Tokumaru
Night Piece

Rating: 4.06
48 votes
27
FiRES WERE SHOT
Solace

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
28
Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch

Rating: 4.04
416 votes
29
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
The Royal Society

Rating: 4.04
12 votes
30
Elliott Smith
From a Basement on the Hill

Rating: 4.04
1078 votes
31
Two Gallants
The Throes

Rating: 4.04
78 votes
32
Piglet
lava land

Rating: 4.04
112 votes
33
Tera Melos
Demo

Rating: 4.04
27 votes
34
The Mountain Goats
We Shall All Be Healed

Rating: 4.03
240 votes
35
Bloc Party
Little Thoughts

Rating: 4.03
32 votes
36
Joseph Arthur
Our Shadows Will Remain

Rating: 4.03
16 votes
37
Bark Psychosis
Codename: Dustsucker

Rating: 4.03
69 votes
38
Sarah Fimm
Nexus

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
39
Dungen
Ta Det Lugnt

Rating: 4.02
62 votes
40
The Walkmen
Bows + Arrows

Rating: 4.02
128 votes
41
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike

Rating: 4.01
101 votes
42
The Butterfly Effect
Begins Here

Rating: 4.01
184 votes
43
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

Rating: 4.01
200 votes
44
Jesu
Heart Ache

Rating: 4.01
168 votes
45
John Frusciante
The Will to Death

Rating: 4
217 votes
46
Iron & Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days

Rating: 4
1110 votes
47
Mono
Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered....

Rating: 4
201 votes
48
The Veils
The Runaway Found

Rating: 4
62 votes
49
Shannon Wright
Over the Sun

Rating: 4
14 votes
50
Rockets and Blue Lights
A Smashed City with Flames and Music in the Air

Rating: 4
12 votes
51
Unjust
Glow

Rating: 4
12 votes
52
65daysofstatic
Retreat! Retreat! [EP]

Rating: 4
11 votes
53
Blonde Redhead
Misery is a Butterfly

Rating: 4
218 votes
54
Lovedrug
Pretend You're Alive

Rating: 3.99
53 votes
55
McLusky
The Difference Between Me and You...

Rating: 3.99
52 votes
56
Death From Above 1979
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

Rating: 3.99
701 votes
57
John Butler Trio
Sunrise Over Sea

Rating: 3.99
146 votes
58
Ryan Adams
Love is Hell

Rating: 3.98
110 votes
59
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
Shake The Sheets

Rating: 3.98
61 votes
60
Purplene
Purplene

Rating: 3.98
40 votes
61
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Sol-fa

Rating: 3.97
38 votes
62
Bright Eyes
Lua

Rating: 3.97
66 votes
63
Kings of Convenience
Riot on an Empty Street

Rating: 3.97
112 votes
64
The Felix Culpa
Commitment

Rating: 3.97
16 votes
65
Tokyo Incidents
Kyoiku

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
66
The Elected
Me First

Rating: 3.96
13 votes
67
John Frusciante
DC EP

Rating: 3.96
101 votes
68
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Start A People

Rating: 3.96
46 votes
69
DeVotchKa
How It Ends

Rating: 3.95
68 votes
70
The Matches
E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals

Rating: 3.95
100 votes
71
Local H
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?

Rating: 3.94
54 votes
72
Antony and the Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons

Rating: 3.94
53 votes
73
Mock Orange
Mind Is Not Brain

Rating: 3.94
17 votes
74
The Honorary Title
Anything Else But The Truth

Rating: 3.94
72 votes
75
Tilly and the Wall
Wild Like Children

Rating: 3.94
72 votes
76
Kaki King
Legs to Make Us Longer

Rating: 3.94
32 votes
77
Mutemath
Reset

Rating: 3.93
67 votes
78
Sufjan Stevens
Seven Swans

Rating: 3.93
483 votes
79
Scarling.
Sweet Heart Dealer

Rating: 3.92
19 votes
80
Minus the Bear
They Make Beer Commercials Like This

Rating: 3.92
726 votes
81
John Frusciante
Inside of Emptiness

Rating: 3.92
181 votes
82
The Beta Band
Heroes to Zeros

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
83
Bright Eyes
One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
84
65daysofstatic
The Fall of Math

Rating: 3.91
427 votes
85
Rise Against
Siren Song of the Counter Culture

Rating: 3.9
1768 votes
86
Sinking Steps...Rising Eyes
Majestic Blue

Rating: 3.89
19 votes
87
Zazen Boys
Zazen Boys II

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
88
Biffy Clyro
Infinity Land

Rating: 3.89
277 votes
89
Willy Mason
Where the Humans Eat

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
90
Jesu
Jesu

Rating: 3.88
548 votes
91
The Paper Chase
God Bless Your Black Heart

Rating: 3.88
25 votes
92
Joanna Newsom
The Milk-Eyed Mender

Rating: 3.88
256 votes
93
Jonathan Coulton
Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
94
Kid Kilowatt
Guitar Method 1996-1999

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
95
Destroyer
Your Blues

Rating: 3.87
54 votes
96
Bedouin Soundclash
Sounding A Mosaic

Rating: 3.87
131 votes
97
Say Hi
Numbers & Mumbles

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
98
Midlake
Bamnan and Slivercork

Rating: 3.87
68 votes
99
Menomena
I Am The Fun Blame Monster!

Rating: 3.86
74 votes
100
31knots
The Curse Of The Longest Day

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
101
The Spill Canvas
Sunsets and Car Crashes

Rating: 3.86
93 votes
102
Jakob
Dominion

Rating: 3.86
28 votes
103
Waking Ashland
I Am For You

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
104
Skywave
Synthstatic

Rating: 3.85
20 votes
105
Marissa Nadler
Ballads of Living and Dying

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
106
Animal Collective
Sung Tongs

Rating: 3.84
722 votes
107
Devendra Banhart
Rejoicing in the Hands

Rating: 3.84
138 votes
108
Jimmy Eat World
Futures

Rating: 3.84
1040 votes
109
The Good Life
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.84
80 votes
110
Autolux
Future Perfect

Rating: 3.84
214 votes
111
Esmerine
Aurora

Rating: 3.83
21 votes
112
Sloan
Action Pact

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
113
The Divine Comedy
Absent Friends

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
114
Destroyalldreamers
A cœur léger sommeil sanglant

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
115
Slowblow
Slowblow

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
116
Helios
Unomia

Rating: 3.83
44 votes
117
Sonic Youth
Sonic Nurse

Rating: 3.82
300 votes
118
Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
119
Fair to Midland
Inter.Funda.Stifle

Rating: 3.82
146 votes
120
Ambulance LTD.
Ambulance LTD.

Rating: 3.81
24 votes
121
The Six Parts Seven
Everywhere And Right Here

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
122
Man Man
The Man in a Blue Turban With a Face

Rating: 3.81
13 votes
123
Codeseven
Dancing Echoes / Dead Sounds

Rating: 3.8
51 votes
124
Ben Kweller
On My Way

Rating: 3.8
66 votes
125
Bad Religion
The Empire Strikes First

Rating: 3.8
539 votes
126
Incubus
Follow EP

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
127
Rilo Kiley
More Adventurous

Rating: 3.8
107 votes
128
Morrissey
You Are The Quarry

Rating: 3.8
516 votes
129
Archive
Noise

Rating: 3.8
28 votes
130
Chronic Future
Lines in My Face

Rating: 3.8
81 votes
131
The Snake The Cross The Crown
Mander Salis

Rating: 3.79
48 votes
132
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business

Rating: 3.79
31 votes
133
Modest Mouse
Good News For People Who Love Bad News

Rating: 3.79
5325 votes
134
Hope Of The States
The Lost Riots

Rating: 3.79
42 votes
135
The New Amsterdams
Worse for the Wear

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
136
Clann Zu
Black Coats and Bandages

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
137
The National
Cherry Tree

Rating: 3.78
362 votes
138
Tom Waits
Real Gone

Rating: 3.78
177 votes
139
Owen
Owen (The EP)

Rating: 3.78
55 votes
140
Karate
Pockets

Rating: 3.78
34 votes
141
Devendra Banhart
Nino Rojo

Rating: 3.78
112 votes
142
Chevelle
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)

Rating: 3.78
1104 votes
143
Aereogramme
Seclusion

Rating: 3.77
106 votes
144
Name Taken
Hold On

Rating: 3.77
33 votes
145
Of Montreal
Satanic Panic in the Attic

Rating: 3.77
190 votes
146
Wilco
A Ghost is Born

Rating: 3.77
632 votes
147
TV on the Radio
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Rating: 3.77
231 votes
148
Beatsteaks
Smack Smash

Rating: 3.77
28 votes
149
Something Corporate
North

Rating: 3.77
159 votes
150
Manchester Orchestra
5 Stories

Rating: 3.77
60 votes
151
The Dears
No Cities Left

Rating: 3.77
32 votes
152
The Decemberists
The Tain

Rating: 3.76
106 votes
153
Rachael Yamagata
Happenstance

Rating: 3.76
19 votes
154
Rogue Wave
Out Of The Shadow

Rating: 3.76
26 votes
155
The Fiery Furnaces
Blueberry Boat

Rating: 3.75
65 votes
156
Gyroscope
Sound Shattering Sound

Rating: 3.75
40 votes
157
the GazettE
Disorder

Rating: 3.75
22 votes
158
Flotation Toy Warning
Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
159
Chromatics
Plaster Hounds

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
160
Interpol
Antics

Rating: 3.75
952 votes
161
Emery
The Weak's End

Rating: 3.74
548 votes
162
Secret Machines
Now Here is Nowhere

Rating: 3.74
43 votes
163
Guided By Voices
Half Smiles Of The Decomposed

Rating: 3.74
63 votes
164
Submersed
In Due Time

Rating: 3.74
74 votes
165
Missy Higgins
The Sound of White

Rating: 3.73
30 votes
166
Eyedea & Abilities
E&A

Rating: 3.73
77 votes
167
Magyar Posse
Kings Of Time

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
168
El Ten Eleven
Ten Eleven

Rating: 3.73
60 votes
169
Camera Obscura
Underachievers Please Try Harder

Rating: 3.72
36 votes
170
Coma
Pierwsze wyjście z mroku

Rating: 3.72
36 votes
171
Regurgitator
Mish Mash!

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
172
Rufus Wainwright
Want Two

Rating: 3.72
52 votes
173
By The End Of Tonight
Fireworks On Ice

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
174
L'arc-en-Ciel
SMILE

Rating: 3.71
19 votes
175
Tegan and Sara
So Jealous

Rating: 3.71
406 votes
176
Sia
Colour the Small One

Rating: 3.71
48 votes
177
Efterklang
Tripper

Rating: 3.71
41 votes
178
Jens Lekman
When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
179
Joy Wants Eternity
Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Lear

Rating: 3.7
23 votes
180
Comets on Fire
Blue Cathedral

Rating: 3.68
55 votes
181
Dirty Projectors
Slaves' Graves & Ballads

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
182
Scatter the Ashes
Devout/The Modern Hymn

Rating: 3.68
14 votes
183
Sara Bareilles
Careful Confessions

Rating: 3.68
14 votes
184
Lostprophets
Start Something

Rating: 3.67
775 votes
185
Callisto
True Nature Unfolds

Rating: 3.67
65 votes
186
The Servant
The Servant

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
187
Vanessa Carlton
Harmonium

Rating: 3.66
28 votes
188
Xiu Xiu
Fabulous Muscles

Rating: 3.66
115 votes
189
*shels
Wingsfortheirsmiles

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
190
Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand

Rating: 3.65
1776 votes
191
P.O.S.
Ipecac Neat

Rating: 3.65
104 votes
192
Pedro the Lion
Achilles Heel

Rating: 3.65
122 votes
193
Zazen Boys
Zazen Boys

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
194
The Album Leaf
In A Safe Place

Rating: 3.64
256 votes
195
Keane
Hopes & Fears

Rating: 3.63
392 votes
196
Engine Down
Engine Down

Rating: 3.63
15 votes
197
Blindside
About A Burning Fire

Rating: 3.63
227 votes
198
Eskimo Joe
A Song Is A City

Rating: 3.63
28 votes
199
Black Lips
We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
200
So Many Dynamos
When I Explode

Rating: 3.63
12 votes



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